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Cops nab businessman with 32 sachets of shabu

A 34-year-old businessman was nabbed in a drug bust in Sta. Cruz, Manila Thursday evening with 32 sachets of “shabu” with an estimated street-value of P16,000.

Police Officer 2 Carlo Quijano said Faiz Mampao alias “Kudai” of Tondo District was captured after a successful drug deal with an undercover agent along F. Torres Street near corner C. M. Recto Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.

Authorities recovered as evidence a digital weighing scale used in measuring and repacking the said illegal drugs.

The suspect will face charges for the unlawful sale and possession of “shabu” and drug paraphernalia under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002. (Ria Fernandez)

4 members of family nabbed for allegedly selling drugs

Four men –two of them brothers, a cousin, and uncle were arrested during a raid in San Juan City Thursday night for allegedly selling illegal drugs for several years now.

Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes, San Juan City Police chief, identified the suspects as Juan Jocarl Salvador Chua, 27; his brother Robert Joseph, alias RJ, 24; cousin Jason Chua; 28; and uncle Roberto Chua, 55.

Investigation showed that at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, members of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit implemented a search warrant for Jocarl, RJ and Jason inside their house at No. 48 San Marcos Street in Barangay San Perfecto, where the police said the suspects use as a drug den.

Judge Danilo Cruz of Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 152 issued the warrant.

Police said the raiding team found 32 sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P16,500 and several drug paraphernalia.

Reyes said the father of Juan and Robert allegedly started the illegal drug peddling in 2013 which became a sort of “family business,” but when their father died, the siblings took over the business.

The men are now detained and will be charged with violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

2 men arrested for breaking into teachers’ room

Two men who allegedly broke into the locked room of two teachers and stole their electronic devices and cash, were arrested in Mandaluyong City Thursday.

Police identified the suspect as Al Vadehueza, 24; and Abel Aniceto, 25—both are residents of Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City.

Investigation showed that at around 5:45 a.m. Thursday, public school teachers Lurita Sabulao, 29; and Theresa Karla Abucot, 28 left their boarding house, locking their room when they went to school.

At around 7 a.m., police said Abucot received a message from their neighbor that their room was open.

When Abucot arrived to check their room, she saw that their main door was forcibly opened and their belongings scattered. She also found out that her backpack, P10,000 cash and the laptop and charger of her fellow teacher were missing, police said.

Luckily, the incident was captured by the nearby close-circuit television (CCTV) camera where Vadehueza was seen carrying the missing backpack. On the other hand, Aniceto was not captured in the CCTV footage, police said.

Abucot reported the incident to the police where they conducted a follow-up operation and arrested the duo where the cops recovered the stolen items except her P8,080 cash.

The two men are now detained and will be charge with a case of theft. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

Marine dies of gunshot wound

A member of the Philippine Marine died from a gunshot wound at the chin while he was cleaning his gun early Friday morning in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

The police identified the victim as Cpl.  Michael Arceo, 26, married and resident of Malabon Street, Barangay 338, Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Case investigator SPO3 Marlon San Pedro of the Homicide Section said that they are still investigating if the victim intentionally shot himself or if foul play was involved in the incident.

He was rushed to University of Santo Tomas Hospital but he later died from a single gunshot wound at the chin.

According to Sushimita Tayo, the victim’s live-in partner, she saw the victim cleaning his gun on the second floor of their house.

Tayo said that she went downstairs to attend to the customers of their bar.

Afrer a few minutes, she heard a gunshot prompting her to check on Arceo at around 3:20 a.m. on Feb. 15.

She said that she saw the victim already sprawled on the floor.

Tayo sought assistance from their employees and brought the victim to the hospital.

Case investigator SPO3 Marlon San Pedro of the Homicide Section said that they are still investigating if the victim intentionally shot himself or if  there is a foul play involved in the incident. (Erma Edera)

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